Originally Posted by hrsefrm2
It is true. Inbreeding is common within most registered breeds. I do disagree, though with the Arabs Vs the Thouroghbreds, Arabs are far more inclined to be inbred than Thouroghbreds, because of the lineage available for breeding.
Maybe I got mixed up between two different discussions here a bit. If we seperate the topic of "inbreeding" and "purebred" for a minute I will try and rephrase my Arab vs Thoroughbred.
I think what I was trying to get at is that if a spanish person has children with an alaskan person and then that baby grows up and marries a Australian then the bloodline gets stronger and healthier (aparently). But then I compared that to horses and naturally I think of Arabs as the purest breed (not contaminated with any other breed but quite possibly brothers and sisters etc) and they are extremely hardy and healthy compared to Thoroughbreds which would most likely die in a month if set free in the outback (I might be wrong).
I tried lol :P